Reservations must be received by noon on Tuesday, November 30, 2004 or a $5 late fee will be charged.
We reserve the right to bill for "no-shows."
We Now Accept Credit Cards - Online Only
The IIA Dallas Chapter, in conjunction with PayPal, will now accept payment online for the monthly luncheons. There is no change in the cost to you for the lunch. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, or eCheck. Note that some corporate-issued cards are not accepted by PayPal. This service is only available online at the time the reservation is made. This can be used to pay for individual or group reservations. Follow the instructions on our website. If you properly cancel a reservation before the meeting, the Chapter will either return the funds to you or reserve you for the next meeting. Any questions, contact Melinda Lokey at 214-473-3823 or email@example.com.
After you place your reservation online, you will see the link to pay via PayPal if desired.
CIA Exam Review Course - Mark your calendars!
A CIA Review Course will be held for those interested in sitting for the May 2005 CIA Exam. The course will be held at The University of Texas at Dallas School of Management Building, February 4-7, 2005. Part I will be on February 4; Part II, February 5; Part III, February 6; and Part IV, February 7. Dr. Glen Sumners, from Louisiana State University, will be the instructor. Detailed course information and on-line registration will be available in December 2004. Watch the Dallas Chapter Web site for more details, or contact Toni Messer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-883-2693.
IIA Research Foundation
The IIA Research Foundation has recently published a report entitled Changing Internal Audit Practices in the New Paradigm: The Sarbanes-Oxley Environment. This research report explores how the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 is impacting internal auditors, public accounting firms, and public companies – all of which play a vital role in shaping the internal audit environment. Sarbanes-Oxley is probably the most significant law affecting public companies and public accounting firms since the passage of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. It is truly a paradigm shift for those companies and accounting firms that have had to implement major changes in their organizations and how they do business.
This research report will:
It is in paperback form and totals 297 pages. You can order it online at – www.theiia.org/iia/index.cfm?act=form.bookstore, or calling toll free 1-877-867-4957. (Publication order # 503; IIA member price – $75; nonmember price - $85).
Endorsed Internal Audit Program Update at the University of Texas at Dallas
Contemporary Audit Courses
The Internal Audit Program at UTD is coming to the end of the third semester and we are adding new courses every semester. This semester we had the first Forensic Accounting Investigation course with a strong group of students who are in the Endorsed Internal Audit Program. These students should be prepared to take the Certified Fraud Examiner’s exam. This course along with a new one starting in the spring of 2005 is meant to meet the needs of the program and practitioners looking for courses on contemporary internal audit issues. The additional course for the spring is Analytical Techniques using Audit Software which will cover ACL, IDEA and other software techniques such as Access and Excel. Both of these courses were added to meet the future needs of auditors in detecting fraud and better utilize technology to do their job. We are fortunate to have practitioners with over 15 years experience in these areas teaching the courses.
This past month we had a number of exciting speakers to keep the theme of contemporary audit issues. We started the month joining the Corporate Governance class to hear the latest on the PCAOB from the Deputy Director of the Inspections Group, Dennis Jennings. That was followed up by Al Bazis from Dallas Area Rapid Transit and Kathryn Barton from Lone Start Technology speaking on latest in Control Self Assessment. The semester concluded with Clint McPherson on the State of the Union related to Enterprise Risk Management. A lot of students were also able to fit in the CIA exam after completing a research project on SOX. We are looking forward to meeting the members’ needs by having UTD be the new home for all CIA exams and review sessions going forward.
With all the time pressures going on this next month, please take the time to make the Chapter meeting December 1. I think you will find it a lot of fun and an opportunity to spend more time networking with audit professionals. A lot of members are working to put together a night that will be a lot of fun at UTD. At that meeting you will get to meet most of the students in the Program.
The Student Chapter resumes are now available on the IIA Student Chapter Web site at www.utdallas.edu/orgs/iia. If you are interested in any of the students for full time positions or internships, you can set up interviews on campus or you can contact the students directly. Also, additional students will be entering the Program in January. For more information, please contact Mark Salamasick at 972-883-4729 or email@example.com.
Report Your Speaking and Writing
It's time again for the survey to determine which IIA Dallas Chapter members have submitted articles or spoken in November, or earlier if not reported. Each speaking engagement on internal auditing that a Dallas Chapter member completes will earn the Chapter 1 credit per CPD hour. Each full article, Roundtable article, Fraud Finding, etc. submitted that meets basic editorial guidelines will earn 5 credits. For each full article published 20 credits are earned. Each internal audit related article published in any other trade or professional journal that is authored by a chapter member is 5 credits.
To report your writing and speaking go to http://dallasiia.org/Speaking.htm and complete the provided form by December 15, 2004. Contact Magdalena Kovats (214-777-0581 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.
Are you currently in the job market either voluntarily or involuntarily? Let the Employment Committee help you. Send us your resume and we will include you in our resume database. We receive calls from recruiters and hiring managers for open positions and will forward your resume if there is a match. We get calls for staff to director levels, IT to finance, local to out of town. All inquiries will be handled confidentially. If you have any questions, give us a call or e-mail us. We look forward to helping you.
Fred Herman, Employment Committee Chairman, 972-801-1208, email@example.com.
Triad Hospitals, Inc., through its affiliates, owns and manages hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers in small cities and selected larger urban markets. The Company currently has 52 hospitals (including one under construction) and 14 ambulatory surgery centers in 15 states with approximately 8,340 licensed beds. In addition, through its QHR subsidiary, the Company provides hospital management, consulting and advisory services to more than 200 independent community hospitals and health systems throughout the United States.
Senior staff level position established to assist management in identifying, analyzing and managing risks and opportunities, including:
Education: Bachelors degree in business or healthcare-related field.
Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
Experience: Minimum three years prior experience.
Special Requirements: Professional certifications such as CPA, CIA, and/or CISA desirable. Familiarity with personal computer operations.
Manager level position established to assist management in identifying, analyzing and managing risks and opportunities, including:
Education: Bachelors and/or masters degree in business or healthcare-related field.
Skills: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal.
Experience: Minimum five years experience, preferably audit/accounting in healthcare.
Special Requirements: Professional certification such as CPA, CIA, and/or CISA desirable.
Melinda K. Lokey, CPA
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This position is responsible for coordinating all audits, including those from Internal Audit, Ernst & Young and other outside firms. Assists in the evaluation of internal controls in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
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This position will be responsible for performing operational, financial and compliance audits in Texas, New Mexico, Northern New England and Southern California for the various business units of the Auto Club and its family of companies. Additionally, this position will be accountable for performing internal investigations, and working with operational areas in a consultative role and presenting findings to executive management. Requires approximately 15-20% travel.
Qualifications include 2-4 years of audit experience. We are seeking an individual with excellent communication, presentation, analytical and evaluation skills. Certification a plus.
We offer advancement opportunities, an excellent benefit package including health, life, pension and 401K plans. Our state of the art facility boasts an onsite cafeteria and onsite fitness center.
AAA, Texas is an equal opportunity employer.
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